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Unbudgeted: How the opioid crisis is blowing a hole in small-town America's finances

INDIANA, Pa./CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Reuters) - As deaths mount in America's opioid crisis, communities on the front lines face a hidden toll: the financial cost.
Reuters India

One Solution to the Opioid Crisis: Alternatives to Addictive Benzodiazepines

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 14, 2017 : The "Opioid Crisis" is expected to produce 60,000 overdose deaths in the USA this year. Prescription opioid use is more common among patients affected by mental..

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News video: Doctors Shed Light On The Opioid Crisis In America

Doctors Shed Light On The Opioid Crisis In America 01:34

Doctors explain how a normal course of prescription opioids for pain management can sometimes lead to an addiction.
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News video: Delaware County Files Lawsuit Against Manufacturers Of Pain Killers

Delaware County Files Lawsuit Against Manufacturers Of Pain Killers 00:44

Delaware County has filed a civil suit against more than half-dozen pharmaceutical companies, along with doctors, who advised those companies.
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News video: Sen. Casey: Latest Republican Obamacare Repeal Bill Will Cripple Opioid Treatment

Sen. Casey: Latest Republican Obamacare Repeal Bill Will Cripple Opioid Treatment 02:23

Just as the opioid crisis is killing thousands, says U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, the latest Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act would deny needed insurance for families; KDKA's Jon Delano..
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News video: STATE OF ADDICTION: 'Opioids in Kentucky' series updates lawmakers grappling with crisis

STATE OF ADDICTION: 'Opioids in Kentucky' series updates lawmakers grappling with crisis 01:23

The state's experts in substance abuse are in Frankfort updating lawmakers on the state of the opioid crisis in Kentucky.
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News video: Opioid Epidemic Is Affecting U.S. Life Expectancy

Opioid Epidemic Is Affecting U.S. Life Expectancy 00:33

Since 2010, heroin overdoses have tripled in the United States and overall opioid death rates have tripled since 2000. Between 2000 and 2015, the opioid epidemic has affected the U.S. life expectancy..
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New Prescription Drug Module to Help Shield Teens from Opioid Crisis

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2017 : Schools and communities are searching for new tools to combat the prescription drug and opioid crisis, now regarded as a national emergency. National Health..

Soon, a 'powerful' pain reliever that could end opioid crisis

Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 17 : A team of scientists has discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway.
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National Safety Council Statement on President Trump Declaring the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 11, 2017 : The National Safety Council commends President Trump for the decision to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency.

Enhancing the Ability of Individuals in Recovery To Fight Addiction, in the U.S. and Abroad

Washington, August 11, 2017: As part of a U.S. government-wide effort to combat the opioid crisis, the Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) launched an..

Strong law enforcement needed to combat Opioid crisis: Trump

New Jersey [United States], August 9 : Reiterating his campaign promise to fight Opioid crisis in the country, United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that stronger law enforcement is..
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United States: Opioid Crisis Brings Increased Federal Focus On Prosecuting Health Care Fraud - Ice Miller LLP

The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday the formation of a new Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit.

Trump warns that opioid crisis threatens everyone

US President Donald Trump has sought to rally support to fight the opioid crisis, a public health disaster he warned was threatening all Americans.

Trump says U.S. will 'win' in fight against opioid crisis

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States had no alternative but to defeat an epidemic of opioid drug use, but announced no new policies to combat the..
Reuters India

U.S. Senator expands opioid probe to distributors, drugmakers

(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill on Thursday expanded an investigation into the causes of the opioid crisis plaguing the country, seeking information from four more drugmakers and..
Reuters India

CPhA urges Canada's Premiers to put opioid crisis front and centre at Council of the Federation meeting

OTTAWA, July 14, 2017 : As provincial and territorial premiers meet next week in Edmonton at the Council of the Federation summer meeting, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) urges them to put..

Cuts to Medicaid could worsen U.S. opioid crisis, governors warn

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Reuters) - Proposals by U.S. Senate Republicans to phase out the expansion of the Medicaid health insurance program for low-income Americans could hurt state efforts to fight the..
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High hopes ride on marijuana painkillers amid opioid crisis

(Reuters) - A handful of drugmakers are taking their first steps toward developing marijuana-based painkillers, alternatives to opioids that have led to widespread abuse and caused the U.S. health..
Reuters India

Ohio sues five drug companies over opioid crisis

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said on Wednesday his office sued five drug manufacturers, accusing them of misrepresenting the risks of prescription opioid painkillers, helping..
Reuters India

U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers

(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the..
Reuters India

Canada: Confronting The Opioid Crisis - Miller Thomson LLP

Opioid misuse and abuse is a serious societal problem and public health threat. Globally, Canada is second only to the United States in per capita consumption of prescription opioids

U.S. Justice Dept to push prosecutors on opioid crisis -USA Today

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will enlist federal prosecutors to help fight the nation's opioid crisis by sharing information on overprescribing doctors and coordinating with..
Reuters India

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